8 Days Beijing-Xian-Guilin Discovery Tour (No Shopping)
On the vast land of China, one will find lots of historical relics; And one could meet lots of heart-catching sceneries. In this 8 days tour, you will learn about the historical and cultural relics in Beijing and Xian, then enjoy some totally relaxing days in Guilin to appreciate the charming landscape and natural scenery there.
Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace,Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Xian Museum, Dumpling Dinner, Tang Dynasty Show, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Bell and Drum Tower Square & Muslim Quarter, Lijiang Cruise, Xijie Street, Longji Terrace Field, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, Seven Star Park, Reed Flute Cave
English-speaking tour guide, Driver, Vehicle, Tickets entrance fee, Lunch, Economy class flight Xian-Guilin, Soft Sleeper Overnight train of Beijing/Xian, 7 nights hotel with breakfast
Upon your arrival in Beijing, the local driver will wait for you holding a board with your name at the arrival hall. The pick up location can also be Beijing Train Station or Beijing Railway Station. After getting on the comfortable car/coach, you will be transferred to your Beijing downtown hotel to check in. The rest day is free for you. Accommodation: Economic 3* hotel booked by us
Day 2 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven
Picked up by our English speaking guide and driver from hotel lobby at 8:30 am, and then drive to Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall is known for its beautiful surroundings – dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. If you want to reach the highest point, cable car is a good choice (optional); shuttle bus is also optional for you to save energy and time. Next, head to Temple of Heaven, the largest ancient imperial worship architecture complex in the world where the ancient emperors prayed for peace and harvest. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 6:00 pm. Accommodation: Economic 3* hotel booked by us
Day 3 Beijing-Xian(Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
In the morning, meet the guide and driver from hotel lobby and lead you to start today’s tour. Today’s schedule starts with Jingshan Park. Located in the north of the forbidden City, it is an imperial garden of Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Then head to Tian’anmen Square. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years’ history in the world. Today’s last stop is Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. If you would like to experience the boat ride, please just pay for it on spot. After the tour, you will be directly sent to train station for an over night train to Xian. (Suggested: Z19/20:40-08:31+1)
Accommodation: Overnight train (4 beds in one cabin)
Day 4 Xian (Lunch + Dumpling dinner)
Attractions: Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Xian Museum, Dumpling Dinner, Tang Dynasty Show
When you arrive to Xian, our Xian local guide and driver will hold a name board and greet you at the train station. You will directly start the most highlight part of Xian tour today—Terracotta Warriors which locates at east suburb of Xian. Known as “the eighth Wonder of the world”, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture, which is the most significant discovery in the 20th century. You will spend about 2.5-3 hours here. After lunch, you will come back to downtown to visit some other famous sites: Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum. Small Wild Goose Pagoda is also a landmark of Xian, built in Tang Dynasty to store Buddhist sculptures brought from Xuanzang from ancient India, together with Big Wild Goose Pagoda. You will also pay a visit to Xian Museum where you will appreciate some priceless exhibition to learn history and culture of ancient Xian and even China. Then you can go to hotel for check-in and have a short rest. Around 6pm, you will go for a Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show to make you a beautiful night. Finally, our driver will send you back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Economic 3* hotel booked by us
Day 5 Xian-Guilin(Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Bell and Drum Tower Square & Muslim Quarter
After your breakfast at hotel, you will meet our guide at hotel lobby and start a city tour in Xian. The first stop is Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a symbol of this old city. It was built for the similar function of Small Wild Goose Pagoda but has earned large fame than it. You will learn lots of Buddhism culture and history in China here. Next, head to City Wall which functioned as military defense in ancient time. It’s the best preserved city wall in China. continue to explore the interesting Bell and Drum Tower Square & Muslim Quarter to find authentic local snacks and handy-crafts. Finally, you will be sent to airport for your flights to Guilin. Our Guilin driver will wait for you at the arrival hall by holding a sign with your name and transfer you to your hotel to check in.
Accommodation: Comfortable 4* hotel booked by us
Day 6 Guilin (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Lijiang Cruise, Xijie Street
In the morning, our local guide & driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and then send you to cruise port for Lijiang Cruise, along which you will appreciate the beautiful natural views. In the afternoon, when you finish cruise, you will go to Yangshuo. Xijie Street is a very famous site in Yangshuo that shows you a different style from Beijing and Xian, a place you will find many local crafts and snacks. Finally, you will be transferred back to your Guilin Hotel.
Accommodation: Comfortable 4* hotel booked by us
Day 7 Guilin (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Longji Terrace Field
In the morning meet the guide and driver in your Guilin downtown hotel between 08:30-09:00 am, then we will head to famous Longji Terrace Field. The driving usually takes about 2 hours so we will get to the terrace field at around 11:00. The Longsheng Terraced Rice Fields were first built and cultivated in Yuan Dynasty by Zhuang and Yao minority people, and now the area is still being used by the Zhuang and Yao villagers. The rice terraces are built on the mountain slope and wind its way around the hillsides. The Longji terraced fields is a highlight in one’s Guilin tour and one of the 12 top class scenic spots in Guangxi Province. You will also pay a visit to the local Zhuang village to learn the local culture and folk customs here.
After the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your Guilin downtown hotel at about 5:00 pm.
Accommodation: Comfortable 4* hotel booked by us
Day 8 Guilin Departure(Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Elephant Trunk Hil, Fubo Hill, Seven Star Park, Reed Flute Cave
In the morning, our local guide & driver will pick you up from hotel lobby and then start today’s adventure.You will one by one visit famous Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin City. FuboHill which towers in the river. Climbing up to the hill top you will have a overlook of Guilin City. And Seven Star Park, the best park in Guilin City where you will appreciate a great work including hills, rivers, courtyards, architecture, and cultural relics. You will also visit the famous Reed Flute Cave,Reed Flute Cave, one of the top famous Karst Caves in China. Finally, you will be dropped off at airport or train station for your departure.
Minimum 2 people required to operate the tour. If you travel alone, and there is no other traveler book the tour, we reserve the right to cancel the tour and will contact you in advance.
2 people of same gender share one room. If you prefer better privacy, or there is no fellow traveler with same gender to match, you need to pay single supplement.
Optional activities you can pay on sopt if you like to experience: Cable car & shuttle bus at Great Wall in Beijing; bike on Xian City Wall, Climbing Big Wild Goose Pagoda or Bell or Drum Tower in Xian.
Economy class flight of Xian – Guilin
Soft sleeper overnight train of Beijing – Xian (4 berths in one cabin)
Hotels listed in itinerary: 3 nights in Beijing/ 1 night in Xian/ 3 nights in Guilin
Excellent English-speaking guides
Transportation in air-condition with professional driver as listed
All attraction entrance fees as listed
Chinese style lunch listed in itinerary (Dumpling dinner on Day 4)
Chinese tourist insurance
Optional activities(Cable car at Great Wall)
Visa or international flights
Gratuities (Highly recommended: $4-8 per person per day)
Our expert consultant will have your booking confirmed in 12 hours. We accept the last-minute booking for most of time even if time is pressing. After your booking is confirmed, we will send you a confirmation email which includes the agreed detailed itinerary with prices.
A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via PayPal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD200; deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). Balance is acceptable via PayPal at least 3 days ahead of the tour or with cash paid to the tour guide on the tour. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.
Our Tour Guide
Over 15 years, we had built up a professional guide team. They are 100% guaranteed licensed guide. Apart from been knowledgeable, they are also friendly, fun, attentive, and flexible. Nothing is too difficult or troublesome for them, as they will always try their best to make a pleasant journey for you! You may get new friend after travelling in China!
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Always makes you feel safe and comfortable is the main goal of our service. The vehicles we use are all air-conditioned and kept in good safety and sanitary condition. The drivers we use are all licensed driver with many years driving experience. More attentive, we offer you a free baby seatservice if you travel with your baby.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is an important part of Chinese culture. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us include breakfasts. Lunches are arranged at restaurants which are popular among the real locals with good environment (You might be a little worried about using washrooms in China, please rest assured that all restaurants have western style washroom). Dinners are mostly left for yourself to allow you more freedom on your own discovery to local food or having some familiar hometown food.
If you are vegetarian, Muslim, or allergic to any kind of food, please feel free to tell your travel consultant in advance. We will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.